College student makes stunning paleontological discovery

&to=' target=_blank>Paleontologists are hailing the discovery by a first-year geology student of a new species of &to=' target=_blank>amphibian, a salamander-like creature that lived 300 million years ago.

Adam Striegel picked up a rock the size of a baseball along a road near Pittsburgh International Airport. He decided to show it to one of his lecturers, Charles Jones. Jones spotted some teeth and the outline of a skull. "It was immediately clear that this was rare," said Jones, informs CBC.

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